Illinois Baseball begin conference season in East Lansing

Adam Walton leads the team in steals and is tied for the team lead in runs scored The Illinois baseball team have had great ride up until now.  They are 18-5-1 and are ranked as high as #17 in the polls.  Throw that all out the window now because the Big Ten season starts Saturday.  […]

Illinois drops Sunday game to USF Bulls 8-5

First loss… and first runs allowed this season Put away the brooms.  Today just wasn’t going to happen for the Illini.  Despite coming back from a four run deficit, Illinois (17-5-1) lost to South Florida (16-8-1) in ten innings 8-5 on Sunday at Illinois Field.   Game #23 / March 22, 2015     vs […]

Illinois baseball host South Florida this weekend

Drasen Johnson will go for win #3 this Saturday This weekend, #18 Illinois baseball will take on a tough University of South Florida Bulls team at Illinois Field  This season, the Bulls are 15-6-1 and currently on a nine-game win streak.  The Illini are 15-4-1 and look to extend their three-game winning streak. The pitching […]

Homers by McInerney, Fletcher and Kerian give Illini the edge over SIU

Ryan Nagle and Jason Goldstein glad-hand David Kerian after his 2-run homer For #19 Illinois, it was again a story of late inning heroics as both Casey Fletcher and David Kerian hit homeruns in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie with the Southern Illinois Salukis.  The Illini won Sunday’s game […]

Pitching rotations announced for Illinois series against SIU

Pat McInerney drives in a run on Tuesday against Chicago State Illinois Baseball’s preview is up now for this weekend’s series against Southern Illinois.  It can’t be emphasized enough.  Our pitching rotation is so strong that we can’t find room for a pitcher of Rob McDonnell’s caliber.  McDonnell did a fine job pitching six shutout […]

Illinois baseball take two from #10 Oklahoma State

David Kerian adds some late-inning excitement in Oklahoma on Sunday Illinois baseball finished out their road trip with a solid weekend against nationally ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys down in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  The Illini took two of three games winning games on Friday and Sunday and dropping Saturday’s contest.  The series win was the first time […]

Illinois baseball redouble their efforts and take last two at Chanticleer Classic

John Kravetz: getting the Illini back on track After splitting the first two games against Ball State, Illinois (9-2-1) lost their second straight game against Kent State.  However, it was back to their winning ways as the Fighting Illini finished up the Chanticleer Classic in Myrtle Beach with two wins against West Virginia and host […]

Illinois baseball remains undefeated after eventful weekend

Casey Fletcher is hitting .417 in seven games this season In Friday’s game, Drasen Johnson got run support.  An Illini win ended with a walk-off HBP on Saturday.  And Sunday’s game ended in a tie.  Indeed, it was a strange weekend for Illinois baseball down in Florida.  But in the end, the Illini can still […]

Illinois Baseball hopes to build on momentum in Florida

David Kerian is batting an even .500 after last weekend It’s been a exciting week after Illinois’ surprise 4-0 opening weekend in Beaumont, Texas.  Surprising that is, to everyone outside of the Illini Nation.  It wasn’t so much that the good guys swept opponents New Mexico State and Lamar but in the way that they […]

Four and Ohhhh! Illini off to a spectacular start!

Johnson, McDonnell, Kravetz and Jay get the job done at the Cardinal Classic If there was any question as to Illinois baseball’s standing in the preseason polls, they have been put to rest.  The Illini baseball team shone in the Lamar University’s Cardinal Classic down in Beaumont, Texas winning all four games.  They team took […]